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Abergeldie Castle
near Crathie, Aberdeenshire
Abergeldie Castle
Abergeldie Castle is six miles west of Ballater on the banks of the River Dee. From Aberdeen take the A93 Abergeldie Castle is a tower house style of castle located in Royal Deeside near the Royal Family country home at Balmoral near Ballater. The... Read more >
Balfluig Castle
near Alford, Aberdeenshire
Balfluig Castle
Balfluig Castle is a Scottish Baronial style tower house 2 miles south east of Alford. It was built in the 16th century (the date above the door is 1556). Balfluig was originally the seat of the Forbes clan, but was sold to the Farquharsons in 1753.... Read more >
Balmoral Castle
Deeside, Aberdeenshire
Balmoral Castle
Balmoral Castle is a large estate house on Royal Deeside in Aberdeenshire. The estate covers about 50,000 acres. The castle is privately owned by the British royal family. The castle grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and the coffee shop are... Read more >
Birse Castle
near Aboyne, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire
Birse Castle
Birse Castle is located in the Forest of Birse, Aberdeenshire. The original structure was a square three-storey tower house with turrets and a corbelled circular tower at the south east The castle is a B-listed historic site. The building is owned... Read more >
Braemar Castle
Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Braemar Castle
Braemar Castle, near Braemar in Aberdeenshire has distinctive turrets and a star-shaped curtain wall. The main entrance to the castle has an original iron yett ( a heavy iron latticed gate). Areas of the main building including its dungeons are open... Read more >
Castle Fraser
Kemnay, Aberdeenshire
Castle Fraser
Castle Fraser is a well-preserved elaborate five storey tower building near Inverurie, built from local granite. Castle Fraser has a Z-shaped architecture with a main rectangular building and two towers at diagonally opposing corners of the... Read more >
Castle of Park
near Cornhill, Aberdeenshire
Castle of Park
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Cluny Castle
near Sauchen, Aberdeenshire
Cluny Castle
Cluny Castle was built in 1604. Major extensions and renovations in the 19th century turned in into a large mansion in the castellated style designed by John Smith. This extract from a paper in 1832 gives an idea of the extent of the renovations... Read more >
Corgarff Castle
Corgarff, Aberdeenshire
Corgarff Castle
Corgarff Castle is situated 20 miles north of Braemar, near the Cockbridge to Tomintoul Road - this is one of the first roads in Scotland to be blocked by snow in winter. Corgarff Castle has been of strategic importance, guarding the quickest route... Read more >
Craigievar Castle
Alford, Aberdeenshire
Craigievar Castle
Craigievar Castle is a seven-storey tower castle built in Scottish Baronial style, located six miles south of Alford, Aberdeenshire. The castle has a fairy tale appearance with its solid base and ornate turrets and gargoyles, with the whole castle... Read more >
Craigston Castle
Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Craigston Castle
Craigston Castle, built between 1604 and 1607, is a historic home of the Urquhart family. The castle is composed of two main wings connected by a high arch over the entrance. There is a corbelled parapet at the top. There are bases for corner... Read more >
Crathes Castle
Banchory, Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire
Crathes Castle
Crathes Castle is located on the A93 from Aberdeen, heading towards Banchory. Crathes Castle is a 16th century tower house castle with beautiful formal gardens, located near Banchory in Aberdeenshire. The castle and grounds are presently owned and... Read more >
Delgatie Castle
near Turriff, Aberdeenshire
Delgatie Castle
Delgatie Castle is situated near Turriff, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle is made up of a keep, adjoining house and two later wings. It has a wide turnpike stair and painted ceilings dating from the 16th century in some rooms. Delgatie Castle... Read more >
Drum Castle
near to Hardgate, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Drum Castle
Drum Castle is situated near Drumoak in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle is on a ridge overlooking the River Dee, about ten miles from Aberdeen. It was the seat of the chief of Clan Irvine from 1323 to 1975. The castle is surrounded by late 18th... Read more >
Drumtochty Castle
near Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Drumtochty Castle
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Dunnideer Castle
near Insch, Aberdeenshire
Dunnideer Castle
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Dunnottar Castle
Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire
Dunnottar Castle
There are two access trails to Dunnottar. The shortest is a 800 metre path with several staircases from a car park on the coastal road off the A92. The other is a three kilometre walk from Stonehaven Harbour along a path that heads south along the... Read more >
Eden Castle
near Banff, Aberdeenshire
Eden Castle
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Esslemont Castle
near Ellon, Aberdeenshire
Esslemont Castle
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Fasque House
north of Fettercairn, Aberdeenshire
Fasque House
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Findlater Castle
near Banff/Cullen, Aberdeenshire
Findlater Castle
Findlater Castle is situated on a small peninsula overlooking the Moray Firth on the coast of Banff and Buchan. It is just under 10 miles west of Banff, near the village of Sandend. The castle is on a cliff with a drop of over 50 feet to the sea.... Read more >
Forbes Castle
Near Keig, Aberdeenshire
Forbes Castle
Access to Forbes Castle from Aberdeen is via the A944 out of Aberdeen heading west towards Alford. Turn right at Whitehouse onto the B992 (signposted Keig and Insch). Continue for three miles to where the road crosses the river Don (Keig Bridge).... Read more >
Fordyce Castle
near Fordyce, Aberdeenshire
Fordyce Castle
Fordyce Castle is a small fortalice situated in the centre of the conservation village of Fordyce. The castle was built in 1592 by a local laird and wealthy Aberdeen merchant. There are 18th century extensions. Read more >
Fyvie Castle
Fyvie, Aberdeenshire
Fyvie Castle
Fyvie Castle is situated in the village of Fyvie, near Turriff in Aberdeenshire. The Castle has features five towers and is a fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture. Inside the castle is a great wheel stair, a display of original arms and... Read more >
Glenbuchat Castle
near Kirkton of Glenbuchat, Aberdeenshire
Glenbuchat Castle
Glenbuchat Castle is an historic Scottish castle located above the River Don, near Kildrummy, Aberdeenshire. The building is roofless, but otherwise in fairly good repair. Both the castle and the surrounding land are now managed by Historic Scotland. Read more >
Harthill Castle
near Kirkton of Oyne, Aberdeenshire
Harthill Castle
Harthill Castle is situated near Oyne, Aberdeenshire. The castle is the ancient seat of the family of Leith of Harthill. It dates from the 15th century, if not earlier, and was extensively restored in 1638 by John Leith. Harthill Castle is a... Read more >
Huntly Castle
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Huntly Castle
Huntly Castle is situated in the town of Huntly in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It was the ancestral home of the chief of Clan Gordon, Earl of Huntly, and served as a baronial residence for five centuries. Many impressive features include a fine... Read more >
Invercauld House
Near Braemar & Balmoral, Aberdeenshire
Invercauld House
Invercauld House dates from the 13th century, and is the seat of Capt. A. Farquharson, chief of the Farquharson clan. The House lies next to the river Dee, near Braemar Castle and Balmoral Castle. Read more >
Kildrummy Castle
Alford, Aberdeenshire
Kildrummy Castle
Kildrummy Castle is located near Kildrummy, in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The castle was the seat of the Earls of Mar and was built in the 12th century and is one of the most extensive castle from this period to survive in eastern Scotland. Kildrummy... Read more >
Kindrochit Castle
near Braemar, Aberdeenshire
Kindrochit Castle
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Kinnairdy Castle
between Huntly and Banff, Aberdeenshire
Kinnairdy Castle
Kinnairdy Castle is situated in the Deveron Valley at Bridge of Marnoch, between Turriff and Keith, Aberdeenshire. It is tower house dating back to the 14th century, originally built by the Innes family. The castle is owned again by the Innes... Read more >
Knock Castle
Ballater, Aberdeenshire
Knock Castle
Knock Castle is situated west of the town of Ballatar on Deeside, Aberdeenshire. It was built in the early 17th Century and a former stronghold of the Gordons. The castle is an oblong tower (keep) four storeys high with no wings. It once had a... Read more >
Knockhall Castle
near Newburgh, Aberdeenshire
Knockhall Castle
Knockhall Castle is situated a the mouth of the River Ythan near Newburgh in Aberdeenshire. It was built by Lord Sinclair of Newburgh in 1565. The Udny clan bought the castle in 1634. The building captured by Earl Marischal for the Covenanters, in... Read more >
Leslie Castle
near to Leslie, Aberdeenshire
Leslie Castle
Recently rebuilt in Scottish Baronial style, Leslie Castle lies north-west of Bennachie. For a short period, Leslie Castle was a private hotel but the hotel business closed in the 1990s. Read more >
Licklyhead Castle
Auchleven, Aberdeenshire
Licklyhead Castle
Licklyhead Castle is a fortified Laird's house. It was built in the mid 16th century by the Leith family. It has passed through numerous families in its history including Leith, Forbes, Hay, Duff, Gordon and others. Licklyhead Castle is an L-plan... Read more >
Midmar Castle
Balblair, Aberdeenshire
Midmar Castle
Midmar Castle is situated north of the Hill of Fare, 3 miles west of Echt in Aberdeenshire. the castle was completed around 1570 by the Gordons of Grampian. Midmar Castle is a Z-plan tower with a square tower at one end and a flat-topped round tower... Read more >
Muchalls Castle
near Bridge of Muchalls, Aberdeenshire
Muchalls Castle
Muchalls Castle is located in the Kincardine and Mearns area of Aberdeenshire, where it is set overlooking the North Sea. The original structure is a well preserved 14th century tower house, built by the Frasers of Muchalls. In the 17th century... Read more >
Pitsligo Castle
Pitsligo near Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire
Pitsligo Castle
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Pitullie Castle
near Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire
Pitullie Castle
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Ravenscraig Castle
near Hallmoss, Aberdeenshire
Ravenscraig Castle
Ravenscraig Castle is situated on the bank of the River Ugie just north-west of Inverugie. It was the seat of the barony of Torthorston, held by the Cheynes family, and passed to the Keiths in the mid 14th century. The existing castle was built in... Read more >
Slains Castle
near Collieston, Aberdeenshire
Slains Castle
Slains Castle is located near Cruden Bay in Aberdeenshire. The ruins of the castle stand on high cliffs overlooking the North Sea. The original castle was a tower house built in 1597 by the 9th Earl of Erroll. The castle has been extended and... Read more >
Tolquhon Castle
near Pitmedden, Aberdeenshire
Tolquhon Castle
Tolquhon Castle is located about 20 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The current castle was built by William Forbes from 1584-1589 to replace an earlier 15th century tower house known as Preston's Tower, which is still partly intact, forming the... Read more >
Towie Barclay Castle
near Dykeside, Aberdeenshire
Towie Barclay Castle
Towie Barclay Castle is located 4.5 miles south-south-east of Turriff in Aberdeenshire. The castle was built in 1593 by Clan Barclays an L-plan tower house. The building was sold to the governors of Robert Gordon's hospital in Aberdeen in 1755.... Read more >
Udny Castle
near Udny Green, Aberdeenshire
Udny Castle
Udny Castle is about a quarter of a mile northeast of Udny Green and half a mile southwest of Pitmedden in Aberdeenshire. The castle was built by the Udny family in the 15th century and is still the home of family descendents. It is a five-storey... Read more >